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National Finals Rodeo Tickets

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is a grueling, 10 day long rodeo where the top-qualifying contestants in each of seven events compete for cash, prizes, and World Champion titles. Below are NFR tickets for sale on eBay and other locations. The National Finals Rodeo is held annually during the first part of December, and since 1985 has been held at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2001 the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) has been more correctly referred to as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) when the Wrangler corporation became the rodeo's title sponsor. For information and trivia about the first NFR please scroll down beneath the tickets for sale.

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Below: A sign welcoming people to Las Vegas, Nevada, the home of the National Finals Rodeo since 1985.

Las Vegas, home of the National Finals Rodeo


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About The First National Finals Rodeo

The first National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was held in December, 1959 in the Livestock Coliseum on the fairgrounds of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX. It was sanctioned by the Rodeo Cowboys Association (RCA), an organization formerly known as the Cowboys’ Turtle Association and that would later be known as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

The top 15 contestants (as determined by money earned at rodeos during the regular, 11 month rodeo season prior to NFR) in each of the 5 standard rodeo events were qualified to compete at the first NFR.

At that time, the 5 standard rodeo events were:

Prize Money At The First National Finals Rodeo

The 69 contestants at the first NFR (see below) competed for entry fee money plus $57,500 added by the State Fair of Texas.

Contestants At The First National Finals Rodeo

There were a total of 69 contestants from the United States and Canada competing at the first NFR. The number of contests from each state and Canada were:

United States

Canada

National Finals Rodeo World Champions - 1959

The World Champions at the 1959 National Finals Rodeo (as determined by the most money earned during the regular season plus winnings at the NFR) were:

The all-around championship (the most money earned in 2 or more events) was won by Jim Shoulders, Oklahoma.


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Below: 5-time World Champion steer wrester Luke Branquinho competes in the steer wresting during the third round of the 2004 National Finals Rodeo. He won World Champion titles in 2004, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Luke Branquinho in the steer wresting at the National Finals Rodeo

By Mike Copeman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Below: The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard rehearsing for the 2012 National Finals Rodeo.

Horses rehearsing for the 2012 National Finals Rodeo

By Lance Cpl. Samuel Ranney (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/804312) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 


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